Top 20 Media Deals for July 2016

Deal No. Amount Paid (USD) Company Investor/Buyer Sector Deal Type
1 $26,200,000,000 LinkedIn Microsoft Media Acquisition
2 $4,400,000,000 Starz Lions Gate Media Acquisition
3 $1,220,000,000 TRADER Corporation Thoma Bravo Media Acquisition
4 $350,000,000 Mtime Mtime Media Acquisition
5 $300,000,000 BabyTree Shenzhen Qianhe Capital Management, Matrix Partners China Media Investment
6 $228,000,000 Mango TV Undisclosed Media Investment
7 $155,000,000 Baidu Video Consortium Media Investment
8 $107,931,000 Deezer Access Industries, Orange Media Investment
9 $100,000,000 ConvertMedia Taboola Media Acquisition
10 $100,000,000 Musical.ly Consortium Media Investment
11 $100,000,000 Bitstrips Snapchat Media Acquisition
12 $55,000,000 Scopely Consortium Media Investment
13 $55,000,000 Giphy Consortium Media Investment
14 $50,000,000 Medium Consortium Media Investment
15 $45,000,000 iFlix Sky Media Investment
16 $35,000,000 Vidyard Consortium Media Investment
17 $30,000,000 SundaySky Consortium Media Investment
18 $27,000,000 Mitú Consortium Media Investment
19 $25,000,000 Odyssey Michael Lazerow, Jason Epstein Media Investment
20 $25,000,000 Hungama Consortium Media Investment

More information

  1. Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion (The Wall Street Journal)
  2. Lions Gate Agrees to Buy Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal (The Wall Street Journal)
  3. Thoma Bravo to Acquire TRADER Corporation (BusinessWire)
  4. Wanda Acquires China’s Leading Movie Portal Mtime For $350 Million (Deadline)
  5. BabyTree Bags $300M USD In Largest Ever Funding Round For Mother & Baby Tech (Tech Node)
  6. Mango TV to grow beyond just Internet TV with an additional US$228M (e27)
  7. Baidu Video Raises $155M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  8. Deezer Secures €100M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  9. Taboola steps up in video, buys ConvertMedia for shy of $100M (TechCrunch)
  10. Video Social Network Musical.ly Raising $100 Million at $500 Million Valuation (Billboard)
  11. Snapchat reportedly buys Bitstrips for $100 million (Vator News)
  12. Mobile Entertainment Company Scopely Closes $55M Financing Round (FinSMEs)
  13. Giphy Raises $55M in Series C Funding (FinSMEs)
  14. Medium Raises $50M in Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  15. Sky makes $45M strategic investment in Asia-based Netflix rival iFlix (TechCrunch)
  16. Vidyard Closes $35M Series C Financing (FinSMEs)
  17. Video Engagement Platform SundaySky Raises $30M in Series D Funding (FinSMEs)
  18. WPP, AwesomenessTV Lead $27 Million Investment in Hispanic Video Net Mitú (Ad Age)
  19. Odyssey Raised $25M in Funding (FinSMEs)
  20. Xiaomi makes first investment in India, leads $25 million funding in Hungama (The Economic Times)
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